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The stress of a hospital stay can turn into a decline in an elderly patient's mental and physical health, slowing down their long-term recovery, well-being, and quality of life. There are ways to assist while your loved one is in the hospital.
Loneliness and isolation are a huge reason depression is common amongst seniors. Social contact decreases as people age, often due to lack of mobility, retirement and other reasons leading to higher rates of senior social isolation. Loneliness is a huge risk factor for depression, heightening the sense of unhappiness and
Appropriate OT interventions for medication managementdiffer from person to person, but there are some “low-tech” ideas that could help many people. Seniors and older adults may demonstrate different levels of visual impairment as well as different daily routines they have already established.
Short + Long Term Memory Skills Strengthening for Seniors -Memory may be affected by a stroke/dementia as Verbal memory of names, stories and information having to do with language. Visual memory of shapes, faces, routes and things seen. Informational memory of information and skills or trouble learning new facts.
Posture Awareness and Posturing Exercises for Seniors- Posture-related back pain is often caused by the strength-to-flexibility ratio between the opposing muscle groups all over your body that hold you upright. Achieving good posture requires technique.